International 16visx handle on Torque 30/40ld2?

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I want to upgrade the handles on my Torque 30ld2 and 40nld2 with an International 16visx handle. I already bought the handle assemblies and noticed the knobs are bolted on vs the torques that are riveted.

I read that "some sacrifices need to be made" and a reference to cutting off a plastic part but I couldn't find more specific information.

I've never taken apart a reel before but I'm sure I can figure it out but I'd like some info on:

Is it best to replace the entire arm and handle assembly or just the knob? How do I do so? Is this best left to the pros? If so,

Does anyone know if there a place in San Diego I can take them in to get it done?
TIA
 
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I want to upgrade the handles on my Torque 30ld2 and 40nld2 with an International 16visx handle. I already bought the handle assemblies and noticed the knobs are bolted on vs the torques that are riveted.
You can take them to Kens Reels Repair in OC
I read that "some sacrifices need to be made" and a reference to cutting off a plastic part but I couldn't find more specific information.

I've never taken apart a reel before but I'm sure I can figure it out but I'd like some info on:

Is it best to replace the entire arm and handle assembly or just the knob? How do I do so? Is this best left to the pros? If so,

Does anyone know if there a place in San Diego I can take them in to get it done?
TIA
You can take them to Kens Reel Repair in OC
 
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I want to upgrade the handles on my Torque 30ld2 and 40nld2 with an International 16visx handle. I already bought the handle assemblies and noticed the knobs are bolted on vs the torques that are riveted.

I read that "some sacrifices need to be made" and a reference to cutting off a plastic part but I couldn't find more specific information.

I've never taken apart a reel before but I'm sure I can figure it out but I'd like some info on:

Is it best to replace the entire arm and handle assembly or just the knob? How do I do so? Is this best left to the pros? If so,

Does anyone know if there a place in San Diego I can take them in to get it done?
TIA



Ken's and also PCB&T, both in Oceanside can do it, along with Cal Sheets.
 
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Another option would be to visit Cal Sheets in Fallbrook. I just had him put a different handle on a Penn Fathom.

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I want to upgrade the handles on my Torque 30ld2 and 40nld2 with an International 16visx handle. I already bought the handle assemblies and noticed the knobs are bolted on vs the torques that are riveted.

I read that "some sacrifices need to be made" and a reference to cutting off a plastic part but I couldn't find more specific information.

I've never taken apart a reel before but I'm sure I can figure it out but I'd like some info on:

Is it best to replace the entire arm and handle assembly or just the knob? How do I do so? Is this best left to the pros? If so,

Does anyone know if there a place in San Diego I can take them in to get it done?
TIA
Buy the whole VISX arm/handle assembly for $30 and bolt it directly on. I did with my old TRQ40NLD2.
 
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Buy the whole VISX arm/handle assembly for $30 and bolt it directly on. I did with my old TRQ40NLD2.

I did order VISX the arm/handle assemblies - one for my TRQ40NLD2 and one for my 30LD2. However I read that some modification(s) have to be made. Was this the case for you? If so, do you mind sharing info on how you made it work? Thanks.
 
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Take the stock arm off, around the nut that holds it on is a black plastic washer, clip or file the small nub off, that's it. The VISX16 arm has no hole for the nub to fit. I've shared this mod in a few threads and PM.
 
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Take the stock arm off, around the nut that holds it on is a black plastic washer, clip or file the small nub off, that's it. The VISX16 arm has no hole for the nub to fit. I've shared this mod in a few threads and PM.

Thanks for the how - to. I managed to do it on my own. What I did differently was instead of removing the nub on the locking washer, I drilled out the threaded hole on the handle (the one closest to the knob). Now I don't have to worry about the handle nut working itself loose
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You have to get used to the slightly longer handle, but I find it much easier with the T handle vs the football knob. Besides the ergonomics, another major improvement is in that I used to hit my knuckles when winding fast and that is no longer an issue
 
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